NASA’s Curiosity Rover Safely Lands on Mars [VIDEO]
Early Monday morning, NASA’s $2.5 billion Curiosity rover safely landed on Mars after eight months of interplanetary travel. The car-sized, one-ton rover now begins a two-year mission of exploration and discovery as it roams the surface of the red planet.
Family Withheld Devastating Secrets from Chinese Diver Until She Won Gold
Last Sunday, Chinese diver Wu Minxia took home gold in the 3m synchronized springboard and became the first woman in history to win three consecutive Olympic golds. But her remarkable accomplishment was marred somewhat when it was revealed that her family intentionally hid devastating secrets as she pursued her career.
Amazing Daughter Lifts Car Off Trapped Dad
A 22-year-old Virginia woman performed a remarkable feat last Saturday when she reportedly lifted a car off her father who was pinned beneath, then saved his life with CPR.
Marriage Proposal Goes Horribly Wrong During Cubs Game
A Chicago Cubs fan named Greg wanted to give his girlfriend a marriage proposal that she’d never forget. So he popped the question via the video scoreboard during a game on Monday night at Wrigley Field. There was just one problem — she wasn’t in her seat at the time.
Pilot Crashes Plane While Towing Marriage Proposal
On Tuesday, pilot Mark Simmons was towing a marriage proposal behind his small plane when he suddenly experienced engine problems and crashed off Rhode Island’s Block Island. Uh oh! We hope this isn’t a bad wedding omen.
Watch Justin Bieber, Kristen Stewart and More Celebs Read Nasty Tweets About Themselves
As a way to show the consequences of nasty, anonymous comments made on the internet, Jimmy Kimmel invites celebrities to read mean tweets about themselves on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live.’ Justin Bieber, in particular, gets his comeuppance in a big way.
Chef Cooks a ‘Chick-fil-Gay Sandwich’ to Protest Chick-fil-A’s Anti-Gay Stance
Chick-fil-A’s sandwiches sure are tasty, but if you object to the company’s anti-gay political stance, you might find the food difficult to stomach. As a alternative, internet chef Hilah Johnson has created a close facsimile called the “Chick-fil-Gay Sandwich.” It’s deliciously pro-gay rights!
Honest Woman Returns Diamond Ring Found in Pair of Goodwill Jeans
Deb Thompson got much more than she bargained after discovering a pricey diamond ring in the pocket of thrift store jeans on Monday. However, the Minnesota woman did the right thing by immediately trying to find the ring’s true owner. Would you have done the same?
Student Makes Prom Dress Out of Math Homework
We’ve told you about prom dresses made out of strange things in the past, but 17-year-old Kara Koskowich gets extra points for using her recycled math homework to make her gown. It’s fashionable and good for the environment!
Man Applies Sunscreen, Bursts into Flames
Sunscreen is supposed to protect against burns, but it had the exact opposite effect on a Massachusetts man when a layer of applied lotion was ignited by a hot grill and burst into flames. That’s gonna be one heck of a sunburn.
Six-Year-Old Girl Becomes Youngest Ever to Qualify for National Spelling Bee
In general, most youngsters like six-year-old Lori Anne Madison are squarely focused on toys and cartoons. But Madison recently became the youngest person ever to qualify for the Scripps National Spelling Bee in the contest’s 87-year history.
Nine-Year-Old Girl’s Funny Food Blog Inspires School Lunch Change
A nine-year-old girl in Scotland caused quite a stir when she began reviewing school lunches in a hysterical blog called “NeverSeconds.” Now, thanks to her efforts, the school is serving healthier, better-tasting alternatives. Way to go, kid!